So this week I didn’t really take many photos…I know shocking. I did however read some great content on different blogs that really influenced how I thought about my life and what is going on right now. I knew starting a new job would come with its pros and cons. I am a creature of habit, and like adventures that I start, but…it doesn’t mean it always feels easy. Not knowing all the ins and outs, and wanting to live up to a reputation/start a new positive reputation all make new jobs stressful.
To say I was stressing out this week is an understatement. I let my worries, fears, and irrational thinking get the best of me. I was feeling pretty down mid-week. Spending time with high school cross country runners helped distract me and take my mind off my worries, but the thing about worries and fears is they are always lurking in the shadows, waiting for that moment to interrupt your happy thoughts. Normally my husband is really good at calming me down and letting me know how crazy my thinking becomes. With both of us coaching we have spent only a couple of hours together since school started, so I guess you could say the crazy got a little crazy. Until I read these posts below.
I honestly felt a change in my thinking and approach to my current life situation. If you have ten minutes anytime soon, then you should read these articles. It helped me to embrace the change, feel comfortable being me, and feel safe in the decision that I made. It made me think about if what I was stressing and worrying about were really that significant or important. And as usual, they really were not the important things in life. Every now and then we need to put the camera down for a little reminder like the two below. I’m all for writing my own stuff,but sometimes other people just say it better than I could!
How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World and In 8 Step reigns in the crazy things we tell ourselves that are not true http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kate-bartolotta/happiness-tips_b_3956114.html?utm_hp_ref=fb&src=sp&comm_ref=false (Note-This article really isn’t about any of those three things)
and…because of my first summer, which gives the analogy of changing seasons compared to seasons in your life http://todaywasmeaningful.wordpress.com/ (Note-not really about literal summer.) This of course also made me think about Rent-Seasons of Love and how we have 525,600 minutes in a year.
So I’m taking their advice:
Look at the stars. Break the mold. Live the life you were meant to. Embrace the changing of the seasons of your life. Enjoy the season of fall…both the literal and the figurative. How will you choose to spend your 525,600 minutes. What attitude will you have during those minutes? WE get to choose how to measure them!